(Updated) Canadian buys Red Sox Game 6 World Series ticket for $12,000

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The World Series logo is painted on the grass behind home plate at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Credit: Getty Images

Remember when you could get a Red Sox ticket for less than a bottle of water at Fenway Park?

Yeah. Those days are over.

It’s October, and the Boston Red Sox are one win away from doing something they haven’t done since 1918: win the World Series on their home field.

That means ticket prices for the final two World Series games are going for eye-popping and bank account-draining prices.

A StubHub spokeswoman said on Wednesday that the most expensive World Series Game 6 ticket sold was purchased by a buyer in Canada for $12,092. The dugout box seat will give that person a great view of the game, but he or she should probably not look at their bank statement for a little bit.

Ticket resellers said that people were willing to pay for the chance to see the World Series trophy in the shadow of the Green Monster.

“Being there when a team wins a World Series, it’s as big as it gets,” said Jim Holzman, CEO of Ace Ticket. “The Red Sox have captured the spirit of this city and people are excited about this team and what it has meant to the city since the spring.”

Holzman said the demand for tickets and the pricing compared to one other previous playoff run: the 2004 World Series.

But who would be willing to give up such a coveted ticket? Holzman said people selling tickets to Game 6 and potentially Game 7 may have had plans to be out of town or had circumstances that forced them to pass off their tickets. Plus, the opportunity to profit doesn’t hurt.

“If you give somebody a lot of money, they consider selling it and that’s what drives the prices,” Holzman said.

On Thursday morning, just hours before the start of Game 6, an outfield grandstand ticket with a limited or obstructed view was priced at $942.50 on StubHub.

The StubHub spokeswoman said that the company is seeing buyers for World Series tickets from all 50 states with Massachusetts leading the way with 25 percent of all buyers. That’s followed by New York, California and Connecticut.

There is also international demand for tickets, with buyers on StubHub coming from Canada, Australia and Tokyo.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.



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